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Rolfe Arrow (Newspaper) - April 27, 1922, Rolfe, Iowa 3rro Consolidated With The Reveille February 12, 1914 VOLUMÈ XIII. NUMBER 3. ROLFE, POCAHONTAS COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1922. OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. LOCAL LEGION STAGES LIVELY "PEP" MEETING The "pep'? drive of the American Legion and Woman's Auxiliary for Pocahontas county reached Rolfe last Sunday evening, and a large and very enthusiastic audience assembled at • Legion Hall to ascertain ^ what the American Legion had to offer at this time. A battery o£ speakers, all Pocahontas county talent, trained their guns on the audience, and while they may have been a wee bit awlcard in handlings them, were able to make a goodly percentage of hits. First on the program came ^a .musical prelude by the Rolfe high school Louis Mr"Hudson Wa s : adelegat e "froTn "Citizenship." Being a county attorney Mr; Hudson naturally turned to law observance and law enforcement.: He said. : one could not reserve the right to break the laws and provisions .of the constitution that he chose to and expect other people not to do likewise. He pictured the bedlam of anarchy that would prevail under such conditions. He strongly advised law observance ' whether the laws just suited us or not. Mr. Hudson also spoke of the preliminary- organization of the Legion^ the objects that governed ity and influences that had to be fought. / In the meeting where the Legion came into existence at St. orchestra/ which was highly appreciated by,the audience and profusely complimented by the visiting speakers^ The meeting was opened by Post Commander Will Gibbons, who intror duced the County Advocate, Frank P. Hogan of Fonda, after Mrs. L. A. Rogers had given a few words of welcome. Mr. Hogan stated the objects of the meeting and the desire for a close organization, in the entire county with all posts working together. He spoke on the subject: "The Rights and Privileges of Ex-Service Men." And from his talk we gleaned that the ex-service man has not been entirely neglected. ; The following rights and privileges were enumerated: Sixty dollars cash bonus when discharged from the service; victory medals and clasps; privilege of, recording discharge papers; $500.00 exemption on taxes; educational assistance; provision for care in state soldiers' homes; grant • for funeral expenses, grave stones, etc.; state preference law for employment on public work. Mr. Hogan who invited all who had not or were not receiving these privileges to make it known, also anyone knowing of cases where these rights and privileges were not received by Some friend to report the same. There is an organized effort being made to get hold of cases of neglect along these .lines, Mr. Hogan presented the matter in a very clear-cut manner, and directed the meeting thereafter, introducing the next speaker, Mr. Murray of Pocahontas, who told of the county organization, and what it- expected to ac complish. 1 In this connection, he announced the next meeting, which is to be held at Pocahontas on Sunday, April 30, giving all members of the Legion and the Woman's Auxiliary a cordial invitation to be present. At this meeting an effort will be made to organize the county for the Auxiliary as has been done for the Legion. The ladies are especially invited arid are promised something in the line of refreshments v if they attend. The next speaker was Superintendent Eckenrod ' of the Pocahontas public school, who spoke on the Legion itself, upon the things that it was not organized for, and the things it was organized for. He gave a very clear exposition of the principles of the organization, outlining ten planks in its very substantial platform; He very plainly stated >that the purpose of obtaining a bonus was not in the plan of organization. His talk was quite elucidating and gave the audience a clear conception of what the American Legion stands for. Following Mr. Eckenrod, County Attorney Fred M. Hudson spoke on the subject: [ Helping Hand this congressional district and was able to give the inside on the organization. The last speaker, J. H. Lynch of Fonda, was the Bib Bertha of-the battery, making the. others sound like trench mortars when it came to oratory. He explained in opening up that he was following lawyers, school superintendents arid bankers, but was only a 'hoss' doctor himself. No apologies were necessary. ;He has a remarkable voice for speaking and excellent control of it. With a little more experience and the tact that develops with it, Mr. Lynch, will be Pocahontas .county's silver-tongued orator. His subject ■ was: "Adjusted Compensation," or what has commonly come to be called the bonus. Mr. Lynch's argument was largely against the opponents of the bonus, rather than for the bonus. He intimated Wall Street and the monied interests were against .the Legion on general principles and were choosing the bonus as a battle ground upon which to fight the organization. He said the Legion was not in politics as an organization, but as individuals the members would have to be reckoned with.' He said the government always found money when it needed it ■ and that it was not necessary for congress to provide a means of payment when passing a bonus bill. That the government had been able to compensate contractors in immense amounts for contracts abrogated without any special provision for raising the funds, and that it could handle the bonus in a similar manner if the politicians cared to. He plainly showed that mere money could not compensate the ex-service men for the part they played in the war, and scolded our country for not taking action sooner, alleging that all the other countries had already made it right with -the boys. Mr. Lynch is a very interesting talker, with great force when needed, and has the faculty of convincing.by his sincerity. While he may not have converted opponents to his plan, he certainly enthused those favorable to it and made it plain that for one he intended to lift his voice and make the welkin ring. Mi 1 . Lynch is designated as a national speaker for the American Legion, and is a good one. ))))) . : >-- Mr. arid Mrs. Arthur Peterso^ were visitors :at the Fred Dumbaugh home in Storm Lake Wednesday. Mrs. Franc Charlton returned Tuesday from Woodward, where she had visited several days at the home of 'her son, Shannon B. Charlton, and family. D. M. T. SENIOR CLASS PLAY COMMUNITY SING COAL COMBINATION IN ROLFE The community sing last Sunday was held in the Presbyterian church, and the building was filled to capacity. The program attempted was more diversified than at previous meetings, and altho bumping into a lot of hard luck by reason of cancellation of numbers, a ve'ry good program was rendered. The community singing was led by C. H, Moon, the Presbyterian choir gave a fine anthem, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Graeber sang a sacred duet for soprano and ténor that; was well received, and Miss Daplme Malcolm favored with a splendid piano solo. À male quartet from the Methodist' church choir, composed of P. A. Mc-Cray and Guy White, tenors, and Walter Holt and Thad Seibert, bassos, ■gave a good number. The high school orchestra filled in with a good selection. Some deservedly popular young musicians from the high school next gave a fine quartet, the Pythian March, on trombone, cornet, saxophone and piano, these were Sterling 'Bitc&ey, Everett Moon, Gordon .Sief-kin and Miss Carol Ritchey. The high school boys' arid girls' glee clubs next gave some excellent vocal iriusic under difficulties. Miss Amy Ireland and Miss Helen Belt of Gilmore next dem-: onstrated that a pipe organ and a piano are capable of good results in a duet. We never would have thot it. Mrs. Lucile White gave a fine sacred solo, the high school orchestra played and the audience sang. It was a real program and greatly enjoyed. Miss Ireland, v at the head of the music department of the Woman's Club, announced the plan under which the sings had been held, and that an expense had been accumulated, something like $65.00. This the audience was asked to meet and contributions were called for. It did not seem to us like a cyclone swept over the audience ■it was more like a snow storm. Only a part of the expense was raised. The Womaii's Club will probably have, to foot the balance of the bill. The next community sing, and the last for this season, will be held the third Sunday in May. Let it be a rouser. ' , Last Thursday and Friday everiings at the Des Moines Township Consolidated School auditorium, to packed houses, was given the senior class play, "The Old Oaken Bucket." The roles were taken by fourteen high school students, and were very well presented. Richard Graham as Uncle Reuben and Vera Murray as Aunt Martha carried their parts well, an honest, olcl-fashioned couple. Fay Wax, as Jake Tompkins, the hired man, and Ruth Rittgers as Sapphira Scriggins, the old maid, were a scream from start to finish, ever ready to relieve the dramatic tension by some witty remark. Ruth Peterson was a star m the dramatic character of Lizzie, and presented her role in such NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS SELECTED After several preliminary sessions the school board got down to business at its meeting Monday night and selected Prof. S. E. Steeves of Earl-ham, Iowa, as superintendent for the coming year. . Prof. Steeves has had considerable experience as a superintendent of schols. He was at Earlham four years, where he had charge of a consolidated school considerably bigger than the. Rolfe school. He was in Rolfe last Saturday looking into local conditions and surroundings, and impressed the members of the board as being the best man of the 110 available for the position. Prof. Steeves will probably come to Rolfe as soon after school is out as practicable, de-a dramatic manner that there were a pending somewhat upon his. ability to Special Invitation To Young People TPHIS BANK extends to every young man or woman in the community a special invitation to become a savings depositor. Only by careful anl systematic saving may you hope to acquire the funds necessary to branch out in business for yourself. No great amount is necessary to open an account. You can do so on any sum from one dollar up. You, can add to this amount from time to time in any sum you desire, no matter how small it may be. First National Bank Rolfe, Iowa It looks like the Rolfe coal dealers are trying to put one over on us. After trusting us unlimitedly-for all these years t we got so we expected it as a lawful .right. It's time for the pee-pul to rise up, and kick — and sit down again. Let's start a municipal coal yard that will sell us all the coal we want at cost, to us, on all the time we want, one that wont add anything for depreciation and shrinkage, and that never- charges anything off for bad accounts. Else how can we get money to go to the movies on, or buy gasolene to drive to Fort Dodge and shop ?; The idea of asking us to pay for coal before we get it all burned up!. Sure, the 'merchant ought to carry ¡our accounts without interest, even tjio he. pays eight per cent at the bank to do it. Raus mit 'em — kick 'erii in the dining room! Seripusly speaking, the Rolfe coal dealer ! are only doing : what is being done j:i dozens of other places. Even tho mrney has been so tight, it has beengtoyed that people do find a way of paying for what they need; It's an entirely wrong principle to run accounts for merchandise which is consumed and which has no security value. It is legitimate to go into debt if necessary for machinery, livestock, building materials and the like, things that help earn a living and add to the comforts of life, and that have some value after they have been used and paid for. Don't you hate to dig up good money for a pile of tin cans or ashes after the goody has all been taken out ? It bites a good deal harder than it does to pay for them before we use them. We note that they say there will be lower prices for coal at cash prices than heretofore. That's argument enuf. ' -V OBITUARY Clorence C. Roberts number of tears shed by the audience, 'Florence Snook as Teddy, and George Lehnus as the artist, won the admiration of the audience at once. Melvin Thorson as the itinerant preacher was very forceful in the role, as was also Gordon Watson as Tom, the disappointed lover. Five extra characters, Roy Schoenberger, Blanche Rittgers, Elna Nielsen, Frank Elberts and August «Nielsen, came into the last act to assist in the merry-making at the wedding of Teddy and Arthur. The play was a good one, with a moral to it, and a true one, taken-from real life. It was the heaviest play ever undertaken by D. M. T. and much of the credit due for putting it over in such fine shape must be given to Mrs, W. J. Byerhoff, who trained the cast and coached the play, putting much of her time and her whole heart into the work. The students participating are to be heartily congratulated for their success in this effort. . 3» - McCALLEY ENTERTAINMENT HOME FROM GERMANY .Bloy Wood, who for the past'three years has been a member o£ Uncle Sam's regular army, returned home last week, having completed the term of his enlistment and been honorably discharged at Plattsburg, N. Y., within the week. Mr. Wood spent much of the time of his enlistment with the expeditionary forces at or near- Cob-lenz, Germany, and was thus enabled to see much country. He says the Germans are not settling down to busi ness as rapidly as one would expect, and that the French still have a chip on their shoulder, while little Belgium is busy at work again and has obliterated many or nearly all of the scars of the war. He took a trip over Belgium last summer and was surprised to see how rapidly they had effaced the marks of war. Mr. Wood enjoyed his service,. but does not now feel like enlisting again. He returns home apparently in the pink of condition and all are glad to see him looking so well. 3»--' FREE METHODIST CHURCH' Cordelia Peterson, Pastor Meetings will be held in this church beginning Friday evening and con tinuing over Sunday, in charge of Rev. J. F. Mudd of Boone. Chas. R. McCalley, who appeared Wednesday evening at Legion Halí, is a delightful entertainer in every sense of the word. His is a most pleasing personality, and this, coupled with a very real artistry and long platform experience, makes his program of readings, pianologues, violin selections árid~vioIiri imitations £t' splendid one to listen to. He had his audience with him at all times. And, by the way, the audience was entirely too small. It was too small for the calibre of the entertainment, and more than that, it was altogether too small considered as benefit for the local post of the American Legion. Such things should have better support by Rolfe and community. Deserving of special note was the work of Miss Daphne Malcolm, who played Mr. McCalley's accompaniments for violin selections and pianologues. In fact, Mr. McCalley stated that she was the third 'real one' he had had this season, and gave her work words of high praise from the platform. -JH-y AMERICAN LEGION MEETING Clorence C. Roberts was born at Adamsville, Mich., Mar. 17, 1847, and departed this life April 19, 1922, being aged seventy-five years, one month and two days. Mr. Roberts moved to Perry, Iowa, with his parents at the age of nine years. In 1863 he joined Co. E, Fourth Iowa Volunteer Infantry He served under Gen. Sherman until the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge in August, 1865. On Oct. 18, 1871, he married Matilda Fet-row at Adel, Iowa. To this union nine children were born: Mrs. Lanora Harmon, Carson, N. D.; M. H. Roberts, Carson,-N. D.; John A. Roberts, Rolfe, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Peterson, Rolfe, Iowa; Mrs. Jennie Mason, Artesian, S. D.; Mrs. Maggie Spencer, Omaha, Neb.; W. T. Roberts, Lark, N. D.; and two children which passed away in infancy. In 1890 the family moved to Rolfe, Iowa, where they made their home until May 2, 1906, when'Mr. Roberts filed on a homestead near Carson, N. D., Where he resided until his death, which was caused by apoplexy. Mr. Roberts had been a member of the Baptist church from early childhood. Funeral services were held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Peterson in Rolfe Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. P Lester of the Presbyterian church officiating.' Music was furnished by Mrs. C. B. Bowen and Mrs. C. J White. Interment was made in the Marble Valley cemetery, Gilmore City, with full military honors by Cecil Cumming Post No. 25, American Legion. a> _ > Senior Class play, Friday, May 5. secure a suitable residence. »-<- A. L, D. CLUB DINNER Tuesday evening the ladies of the A. L. D. Club entertained their husbands at a four-course, seven o'clock dinner at the Geo. O. Hauck home. The 'eats' , were prepared by Cateress Cleaver and served by the Misses Marguerite Hauck, Daphne Malcolm, Elsie Kane, Mildred Goin and Geraldine Cleaver. Bouquets of snapdragons were used in the table decorations. Following the dinner the guests enjoyed a recitation by Miss Maxine Colebaugh, a piano solo by Miss Daphne Malcolm, and two musical readings by Mrs. W. P. Wheeler. Then the guests were allowed to demonstrate their artistic abilities by making- May baskets, J. A. Carroll receiving first prize, and Mrs. J. A. Carroll the booby prize. Following this the guests indulged in an old-fashioned 'sing,'with the old, familiar tunes as favorites — a fitting close to a most enjoyable evening. :!§>--—> " SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION There will be a special meeting of Cecil Cumming Post No. 25 at Legion Hall Friday evening, April 28, at 8:15 o'clock. All members are urged to attend, as there is important business to be transacted. W. S. Taylor, Adjutant. The Fifty-seventh Annual Iowa Sunday School Convention will be held in Cedar Rapids May 2.-3-4. Two thousand, five hundred workers are expected to. attend. The city has made great plans to entertain the visiting dele-, gates. Theme: "Life More Abundant." Text: John 10:10. Twenty delegates wanted from this county. The schools are planning to send representatives, and both these*schools arid their representatives are indeed fortunate. Prof. Alexander, Dr. D. W. Kurtz,. Prof. Hoffman, Rev. Royal Montgomery,. J. L. Rogers, with Jesse Miller as music director, are among those who will appear on the program, H—->- ' ^YTHIAN SISTERS' PARTY It was a splendid party the Pythian Sisters gave Monday evening, and the hall was crowded to its capacity. The Pythian Players provided music a-plenty, and aside "from the excessive heat the ladies had built up to encourage the sale of ice-cold lemonade, everything was just as it should be. Provision stands were plentiful and confections of many kinds were on sale. It was a delightful evening and the net proceeds were $56.00. The ladies are thankful for the fine patronage they enjoyed. -"" . > Anyway, life is just one thing after another that we can't have. Y2-G50 ROLF'S, IOWA CAPITAL $50,000.00 SURPLUS $25,000.00 33 Year Farm Loans We are prepared to take applications for Long-Time Joint Stock Land Bank Loans under the government plan, or make other farm loans at lowest current rates of interest. .."■''■ Officers W. S. McEWEN, President ROBERT BRUCE, Vice-President JAMES BRUCE, Vice-President JOSEPH McEWEN, Cashier D. D. McEWEN, Asst. Cashier ¡ Directors J. B. KENT, Chairman ROBERT BRUCE JAMES BRUCE Wi. S. McEWEN JOSEPH McEWEN nil »JI1 i».-»nm«t»^«0fm»nmiuHJtMJi ■saaf
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